|August 21, 1996
||HIPAA becomes law
|July 9, 1997
||Public Forum on Progress Toward Administrative Simplification
|October 1997, updated May, 1999
||HIPAA Implementation Guides and Data Dictionaries available for ANSI X12N Transaction Standards. Download free.
|May 7, 1998
||HHS Proposes Standards for Health Care Transactions
|June 16, 1998
||Shalala Proposes National Standard Employer Identifier
|July 20-21, 1998 in Chicago
||Hearings on the Individual Identifier held by the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. HHS prepared a White Paper as background information for these hearings. Reaction to discussion of individual identifier in absence of privacy protection prompted the administration to put this standard's development on hold.
|August 11, 1998
||HHS Proposes Security Standards for Electronic Health Data
|August 17, 2000
||HHS Publishes Final Rule on Standards for Electronic Health Care Transactions